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Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku (1990)

Doragon bôru Z: Tatta hitori no saishû kessen ~Furîza ni idonda Z senshi Son Gokû no chichi~ (original title)
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The tale of Bardock, the father of Goku, and his rebellion against his master the mighty Frieza.

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Akira Toriyama (manga "Dragon Ball"), Takao Koyama (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Bardock / Son Gokû (Kakarotto) (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Tôma (voice)
Yûko Mita Yûko Mita ... Seripa (voice)
Takeshi Watabe Takeshi Watabe ... Panbûkin (voice)
Kôzô Shioya Kôzô Shioya ... Toteppo / Dokutâ (voice)
Ryûsei Nakao ... Freeza (voice)
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ... Zarbon (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ... Dodoria (voice)
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Tôro (voice)
Kinpei Azusa Kinpei Azusa ... Grandfather Son Gohan (voice)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ... Nappa (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa Hirohiko Kakegawa ... Saiya-jin A (voice)
Yûji Machi Yûji Machi ... Saiya-jin B (voice)
Chie Satô Chie Satô ... Saiya-jin C (voice)
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A prequel to the original Dragonball series, this TV movie tells the story of Son Goku's father Bardock and his futile attempt to stop Freeza from destroying his planet Vegeta. It also shows how little Kakarotto (Son Goku) ends up on earth! Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original Japanese version had eye catchers that were cut from the original FUNimation DVD. These have been reinserted into the newer re-releases. See more »

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After biting Grandpa Gohan, baby Goku starts acting happy. According to the series, though, Goku didn't start behaving as a baby until he fell off a cliff on his head. See more »

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Narrator: Planet Vegeta. Many years ago, a small child was born. Uninherited and unattended by it's father and mother, the baby cried out, making it's only plea to the universe. The Saiyans were people of war, and like all Saiyan babies, the child was destined to fight!
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Featured in Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (1991) See more »

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Performed and Written by Mark Akin and Dale Kelly (as Dale D. Kelly)
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The untold story of Goku's dad.
15 June 2008 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

Goku's father, Bardock was a low ranking Saiyan soldier working for Frieza along with the rest of the Saiyan. His son, Goku was only an infant and is being schedule to be sent to Earth to destroy. But little did his dad know, is that his son will be a savor for the Earth in years to come.

This tells the full story of Bardock, who was only mentioned briefly in the anime. As well as featuring familiar characters including Nappa, a Young Vegeta, Zarbon, Frieza, and Grandpa Gohan.

It's highly recommended for those who want to see what Bardock was really like, and what was his thoughts on the son he hardly seen or knew in person.


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